Saheli Chakrabarty joined the Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at Baron & Budd’s Dallas office in 2018, in pursuit of her longstanding goal of working to positively impact the healthcare industry. At Baron & Budd she is thrilled to be having the influence she envisioned.
Ms. Chakrabarty was born in India and spent the majority of her grade-school years in Africa and Canada before moving to the United States. Her global upbringing clearly illuminated for Ms. Chakrabarty the effect of healthcare systems on personal well-being, the importance of high-quality medical treatment, and how medicine is a unifying thread across the world. With that clarity of concept in mind, she entered New York University with the intention of becoming a physician. It was during her time as a pre-medicine student at NYU that Ms. Chakrabarty realized she could have a more profound and lasting impact on protecting individuals by correcting deficiencies in our healthcare system rather than focusing on individual patients. Ms. Chakrabarty knew that finding a way to ameliorate the healthcare industry as a whole would ultimately benefit the entire population.
With the aforementioned goal in mind, Saheli Chakrabarty pursued a legal education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pennsylvania. She took healthcare law courses and interned in-house at a large health insurance corporation and at a high-end boutique healthcare law firm, thereby gaining a significant understanding of the healthcare industry. She received the Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award in Bioethics and Law, which is given each semester to the student with the highest grade in that course.
During her tenure in law school, Ms. Chakrabarty served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Pittsburgh Tax Review and participated in its Taxpayer Clinic, during which she represented low-income clients before the United States Tax Court. She also served as Associate editor at the JURIST, a web-based legal news and real-time research service powered by law students and staff at the University.
Prior to joining Baron & Budd, Ms. Chakrabarty clerked for the Honorable Dan Pellegrini, who was, at the time, the President Judge of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. During her clerkship, Ms. Chakrabarty researched and analyzed complex appellate issues and drafted countless opinions in response.
After the end of her clerkship and a decade in the Northeast, Saheli Chakrabarty relocated to Dallas, Texas, for new adventures with her husband and their puppy. In her free time, she escapes into thriller fiction, continues exploring the world and her heritage through cooking, and is always planning her next big getaway.
- The Effects Of The Affordable Care Act And Other Reform Efforts On Providers, Insurers And Patients—Consequences And Hidden Issues Of Health Reform (co-author), Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly 56 (Apr. 2014).
University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., May 2014)
New York University (B.A. in Economics, May 2010)
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